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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Board of Directors


Micah Scheindlin
Associate Vice President, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Nathan Skadsen
Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2078


Peter N. Bretan, Jr., MD

Ramin Manshadi, MD

Robert E. Wailes, MD

Roger Wu, MD

David Aizuss, MD, FAAO, FACS
Jack Chou, MD, FAAFP
Dustin Corcoran
Sergio Flores, MD
George Fouras, MD, DFAPA
C. Freeman, MD, FAPA, MBA
Brian Grady, MD
Margaret Juarez, MD
Susan Kaweski, MD
Tarek Mahdi, MD
Robert Oldham, MD
Damodara Rajasekhar, MD, FAAP
Akhil Sharma, MD
Lee Snook, MD, FACP
Tanya Spirtos, MD
Shannon Udovic-Constant, MD
Rainilda Valencia, MD

Kent Adamson, MD
Peter Anderson, MD
J. Augusto Bastidas, MD
Marti Baum, MD
Nick Birtcil
Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD
Rodney Borger, MD
Jeffrey Brackett, MD
Lynne Bui, MD
Carol Burch, MD
Jacob Burns, MD, MBA
Maria Carriedo-Ceniceros, MD
Brennan Cassidy, MD
Amber Chatwin, MD
Lawrence Cheung, MD, FAAD, FASDS
K. Michael Conroy, MD
Colleen Copelan, MD
Hemant Dhingra, MD
John Digges, MD, MPH, PhD
Kyle Edmonds, MD
Roger Eng, MD, FACR, MPH
Gary Feldman, MD
Lawrence Frank, MD, FACP
David Friscia, MD, MBA
Gordon Fung, MD, PhD
Shahram Gholami, MD
Raminder Gill, MD, FACP
Dev Gnanadev, MD
Catherine Gutfreund, MD
Eric Hansen, DO, FAAFP
Ciara Harraher, MD, MPH
James Hay, MD
Paul Hegyi, MBA
Robert Hertzka, MD
John Hipskind, MD, FACEP
Jennifer Hone, MD, FACE
Nathaniel Howard, MD
Janet Jacobson, MD, MS
Jay Joseph, MD
Paul Kirz, MD
Jeffrey Klingman, MD
Irina Korman, MD
Thelma Korpman, MD, MBA
Sudeep Kukreja, MD
Lance Lewis, MBA
David Lubarsky, MD, MBA
John Maa, MD
Peter Mandell, MD
Robert Margolin, MD
Theodore Mazer, MD
Kelly McCue, MD
Douglas Murphy, MD
Vimal Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI
John Nelson, MD
Donna Odryna
Mihir Parikh, MD
Aditi Patel, DO
Katrina Peters, MD, MPH
Jacob Pletcher, MD
Jeffrey Poage, MD, FAAP
Raman Poola, MD
Theodore Quilligan, MD
Albert Ray, MD
Dennis Rhyne, MD
Sion Roy, MD
Suresh Sachdeva, MD, MBBS
R. Sankaram, MD
James Schlund, MD
Seema Sidhu, MD
Francisco Silva, Esq.
Mark Sornson, MD, PhD
Mike Steenburgh
Karl Steinberg, MD, FAAFP
Sarah Summer
Satinder Swaroop, MD, FACC, FACP
Patrick Tellez, MD, MHSA, MPH
Ronald Thurston, MD, MSP
Valencia Walker, MD, MPH
Steven Wang, MD
Marcella Wilson, MD
Holly Yang, MD
Paul Yost, MD
Hamid Zadeh, MD, FACOG

Ruenell Adams Jacobs, MD, FAAFP, FACPM
Lupe Alonzo-Diaz
Eric Amador, MD
William Arroyo, MD
Amin Ashrafzadeh, MD
Rollin Bailey, MD
Sharon Basham, MD
Dirk Baumann, MD, FACS
David Bazzo, MD, FAAFP
Janine Bera, MD
Christopher Bergeron, MD, FACS
Jodi Black
Rosario Cecilio, MD
Charles Chen, MD
Anthony Chong, MD
John Christensen, MD
Caleb Chu, MD
Charles Clary, DO
Kevin Considine, DO
Melanie Crane, MD
Keith Darby, CAE
Alison Elsner
Catherine Ferguson, MD
J. Alex Garcia-Young, MD
Harshkumar Gohil, MD
Bonnie Hamilton, MD
Charles Hamori, MD
Stephen Hayden, MD
Donaldo Hernandez, MD, FACP
Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD
John Jimenez, MD
Walter Keller, MD
Nikan Khatibi, DO
Ralph Kingsford, MD
Sean Liston, MD
Join Luh, MD, FACP, FACR
Michael Luszczak, DO
Mohan Mallam, MD, FACP
Arlene Morales, MD
Timothy Murphy, MD
Minh Nguyen, DO, MBA, MHA, MPH
Michael Paveloff, MD
Karen Purcell, MD, PhD
Eileen Quintela, MD
Madeleine Ramos, MD, FAAAI, FACAAI, MS
Michele Raney, MD
Ryan Ribeira, MD, MPH
Janice Rocco
Kristina Roloff, DO, MPH, MSc
Sukhjit Samra, MD
Javier Sanchez, MD
S. Alecia Sanchez
Micah Scheindlin
Michael Schrader, MD, PhD
James Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Miranda Sonneborn, MD
Thomas Sugarman, MD
Peter Teng, MD
Mark Tetz, MD
Bruce Toporoff, MD
Paul-Thomas Tremoulet, MD
Anlin Xu, MD
Anthony York

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine. Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA. Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at 1-800-786-4262.

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